Are you jetting off somewhere nice this year? You don’t have to let unhealthy habits creep in to enjoy yourself. Simply follow Vice President of Worldwide Sports Performance and Fitness, Samantha Clayton’s guide to staying fit and healthy while you travel…
- ARRIVE FEELING RESTED
Landing at your destination feeling relaxed is important if you want to be active on holiday and avoid stress, as this can often lead to unhealthy food choices. Earplugs, an eye mask, neck pillow and flight socks (to help with circulation in your legs) will make your journey more comfortable and help you feel rested and energised on arrival.
- PLAN TO BE ACTIVE
You can’t exercise without your gym gears so don’t forget to pack it! Workout wear is practical and lightweight, and you can wear your trainers during your journey to keep you comfortable too. Before you go, look up some good running routes or whether your hotel has a gym, and make being active part of your holiday by exploring the local area on foot or by bike.
- TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR FOOD
Airport and airline food is often full of unhealthy, high-kilojoule ingredients so be prepared with convenient, kilojoule-controlled foods that can be enjoyed on the go, such as Herbalife Formula 1 Express Bars – with fibre, protein and essential nutrients.
- DRINK LOTS OF WATER
Keeping your body hydrated on the journey and throughout your holiday will help to keep your body working as it should. Remember: if you’re exercising and/or sweating in higher temperatures then you’ll need to drink even more than usual.
- EXPERIMENT WITH CUISINES
When you’re away from your everyday routine, you have time to seek out healthy food options and experiment with new foods and try the local cuisines. Get ideas on how to spice up your weekly menu at home!
- FOCUS ON YOURSELF
Use your free time to rejuvenate, get extra sleep and take time for yourself. True relaxation and meditation can positively enhance your overall feeling of wellness and even boost your results.
- NO EXCUSES: WORKOUT ANYWHERE!
Spending 15 minutes exercising on each day of your holiday will not only keep you on track to your goals but will make you feel better, and more able to enjoy those little indulgences. The exercises below can be done anywhere, anytime, and do not require any equipment at all. Repeat the routine as many times as you can, and don’t forget to stretch before and after.
As Samantha concludes, “The best thing you can do to ensure that you stay in shape through your holiday is to make your health a top priority, regardless of your location or schedule. Being disciplined and consistent as much as possible is what will help you to reach your goals.”